Course details

Study options

Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2 years

UK fee

£9,250 per year (2021/22)

International/EU fee

£14,045 per year (2021/22)

Course level



BA (Hons)

Start date



Buxton & Leek College (Leek Campus)

Course description

The course is designed for foundation students who wish to top-up to a full BA (Hons) degree on a part time basis. You can study alongside employment and attend College for one evening a week.

What you will study

The programme analyses various elements of the education world today and builds on the knowledge and skills the learners have already acquired from degree level study and any work experience.

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

How you will learn

You must be in a school placement for at least two days a week, which can be voluntary. The learning sessions are based round seminars, discussions, research and practical activities.

How you're assessed

All of your work will be assessed by essays, reports, a research study and presentations.

Entry requirements

September 2021 typical entry requirements

RequirementWhat we're looking for
UCAS points
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSEAt least five GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths and English at grade 4/C or above
Interview / AuditionN/A

Typical entry requirements

RequirementWhat we're looking for
Entry requirements

You will need to have a foundation degree passed with grades above 50% and 240 credits.

Relevant subjectsN/A

Fees and funding

2021/22 Fees (August 2021 - July 2022)


£9,250 per year

£1,155 per 20 credit module


£14,045 per year


Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

How to apply

UK students

Part-time students should apply directly to the University.

Apply directly to the University
International students

Students applying to start in September 2021 need to apply for this course through an educational agent representative.

Find an educational agent representative in your country

Students applying to start in January 2022 onwards may apply directly, through UCAS or through an educational agent representative.

Apply through UCASApply directly to the University


Once you have completed this course you could further your study to become a qualified teacher or progress into management roles in other areas of education.

Contact us

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Additional information about your studies

Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.